Students have multiple pathways to earn a high school diploma so that you can move on to a post-secondary education or start a career.
Basic Requirements: Students must complete and earn a state minimum of twenty (20) credits in specific subjects. These courses are highlighted in the table listed below:
|English language arts||4 credits|
|Physical education||½ credit2|
|Social studies||3 credits4|
Algebra II? Students in the class of 2014 and beyond need four credits of high school mathematics as one requirement to earn an Ohio high school diploma. The only math course required in state law is Algebra II or its equivalent. The recommendation is that students complete Algebra II by the end of their third year in high school. Algebra II or its equivalent is the highest level math course required for graduation. The other three math credits must be high school level courses. For more information, you can download the ODE flyer by clicking HERE.
In addition to the courses listed above, students must also receive instruction in economics and financial literacy and complete at least two semesters of fine arts.
Demonstrating What They Have Learned: There are three pathways under which students can demonstrate what they have learned under Ohio law.